Waterway

Strathbogie Ranges Revegetation Zone

The vegetation profiles represent a generalised picture of the landscape. Each profile presents a typical landscape sequence. For each landform the following information is listed:

  • a schematic drawing showing the vegetation structure;
  • the main Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) associated with it;
  • a brief description of the vegetation;
  • a brief description of the associated geology and soils;
  • one or two location examples where intact native vegetation can be observed (if known);
  • a link to a list of plant species grouped into trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are local to the area, suited to similar sites and can be used as a guide for planting projects.

It should be noted that the landforms presented may occur in different sequences in some areas. The profiles have been compiled to represent typical sequences, but these may not be the only ones.

To assist you to identify the appropriate vegetation profile and species list, Understanding Your Planting Profile , is suggested as a first step.


Use the profile name and descriptions to determine the ones most suited to your site. Click on the landform name to view the species list.



The vegetation in the Strathbogie Ranges revegetation zone has been divided into five profiles containing different vegetation types.

Creightons Creek/Merton Gap to Swanpool/Tatong - River Floodplain

Floodplains

 
Geology Alluvial, soils sandy clay loam.
EVC Floodplain Riparian Woodland
Description Tall River Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terraces of large, slow moving rivers.
Examples Very few intact sections of this vegetation type remain. Would occur along the Broken Creek and the lower reaches of Hollands and Ryans Creeks.
Species List Floodplains species list
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Creightons Creek/Merton Gap to Swanpool/Tatong - Mid Catchment

Valleys and Lower Slopes

 
Geology Alluvial and colluvial, soils loamy with sandy patches.
EVC Valley Grassy Forest
Description Open forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry foothills, has a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
Species List Valleys and Lower Slopes species list

Dry South-facing Slopes

 
Geology Sedimentary and Igneous rock. Soils shallow, skeletal and sometimes rocky.
EVC Grassy Dry Forest
Description Open forest on south-facing steep dry slopes with a grass dominated ground layer and a sparse shrub layer.
Species List Dry South-facing Slopes species list

Exposed Ridges and Dry North-facing Slopes

 
Geology Sedimentary and Igneous rock. Soils shallow, skeletal and often rocky.
EVC Heathy Dry Forest
Description Open eucalypt forest on ridges and exposed northerly slopes. The understorey is dominated by low growing heaths and peas, with a sparse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
Species List Exposed Ridges and Dry North-facing Slopes species list
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Creightons Creek/Merton Gap to Swanpool/Tatong - Moist Upper Catchment

Perched Bogs

 
Geology Igneous (granite), sandy clay soils with a high organic content remaining moist throughout the year.
EVC Perched Boggy Shrubland
Description Shrubland dominated with dense thickets of Prickly Tea-tree, wattles and heaths, and a ground cover of sedges, tussock grasses, ferns and Sphagnum moss.
Species List Perched Bogs species list

Swampy Drainage Lines

 
Geology Alluvium and Colluvium, soils silty to clay loam.
EVC Swampy Riparian Woodland
Description Mountain Swamp Gum dominated woodland on poorly drained sections of streams and rivers, with a medium shrub layer of Prickly Tea-tree and wattles over a dense layer of sedges and ferns.
Species List Swampy Drainage Lines species list

Exposed Steep Slopes

 
Geology Igneous rock with soils shallow, skeletal and often stony.
EVC Shrubby Dry Forest
Description Open forest on exposed aspects with a well developed medium to low shrub layer and sparse ground layer often dominated with tussock-forming grasses.
Species List Exposed Steep Slopes species list

Protected Upper Slopes, Steep Gullies and Moist Valleys

 
Geology Igneous rock with soils fertile, moist, sandy loam to medium clay.
EVC Herb-rich Foothill Forest
Description Tall forest with Blue Gum, Messmate and Peppermints found on protected upper slopes, steep gullies and moist valleys. Understorey consists of a tall open shrub layer over a diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
Species List Protected Upper Slopes, Steep Gullies and Moist Valleys species list
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Tallarook/Highlands to Creightons Creek/Merton Gap - Mid Catchment

Rocky Streams

 
Geology Alluvium from granites, soils sandy with granite rocks instream.
EVC Riparian Shrubland
Description Shrubland found along sheltered gorges dominated with a diversity of shrubs including River Bottlebrush, Sweet Bursaria, Slender Hop-bush and Varnish Wattle over a mix of rushes, sedges and grasses.
Species List Rocky Streams species list

Granite Hills and Slopes

 
Geology Igneous with coarse granitic sandy soils, shallow to medium in depth.
EVC Granitic Hills Woodland
Description Open woodland dominated by Blakely's Red Gum (at times stunted due to shallow soils), with a medium shrub layer and rich herbaceous ground layer. Usually found on steep exposed slopes with large amounts of granitic outcropping rock.
Species List Granite Hills and Slopes species list

Valleys and Gentle Slopes

 
Geology Colluvium derived from various geologies: mixed soils including clays, well drained red brown soils and sands.
EVC Valley Grassy Forest
Description Open forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry foothills, has a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy ground layer with a range of herbs.
Species List Valleys and Gentle Slopes species list

Dry Slopes and Ridges

 
Geology Granitic or sedimentary, typically shallow soils.
EVC Grassy Dry Forest
Description Open forest on dry slopes, with an understorey dominated by grasses, various herbs & a few scattered shrubs.
Species List Dry Slopes and Ridges species list
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Tallarook/Highlands to Creightons Creek/Merton Gap - Moist Upper Catchment

Perched Bogs

 
Geology Igneous (granite), sandy clay soils with a high organic content remaining moist throughout the year.
EVC Perched Boggy Shrubland
Description Shrubland dominated with dense thickets of Prickly Tea-tree, wattles and heaths, and a ground cover of sedges, tussock grasses, ferns and Sphagnum moss.
Species List Perched Bogs species list

Swampy Drainage Lines

 
Geology Alluvium and Colluvium, soils silty to clay loam.
EVC Swampy Riparian Woodland
Description Mountain Swamp Gum dominated woodland on poorly drained sections of streams and rivers, with a medium shrub layer of Prickly Tea-tree and wattles over a dense layer of sedges and ferns.
Species List Swampy Drainage Lines species list

Protected Slopes

 
Geology Various geologies, soils fertile ranging from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVC Herb-rich Foothill Forest
Description Tall forest with Peppermints, Messmates and Blue Gums found on protected upper slopes, steep gullies and moist valleys. Understorey consists of a tall open shrub layer over a diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
Species List Protected Slopes species list

Swift-flowing Streams

 
Geology Alluvial and colluvial, soils range between sands and gravels.
EVC Riparian Forest
Description Manna Gum dominated forest found along river banks and terraces with a tall understorey layer of Silver Wattles and Blackwoods, and a ground layer of grasses, herbs and ferns.
Species List Swift-flowing Streams species list
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